Rev. Dr. Lorman M. Petersen
December 1, 1915 - July 11, 2009
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Faith Lutheran Church
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601 East Glendale Avenue
Appleton, WI
Wednesday 7/15, 11:00 am
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3131 N. Richmond St.
Appleton, WI
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The Rev. Lorman M. Petersen, age 93, passed into the Lord's eternal care on Saturday morning, July 11, 2009 at Cherry Meadows Hospice in Appleton. He was born on December 1, 1915, in Avon, South Dakota, son of the late Jedokes and Florence (Perrett) Petersen. He received his early Christian training and was baptized and…

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Jewel Jessen Wilson left a message on July 20, 2009:
Dear Dave, Karen, Janet and Joyce, Glancing through the obituaries in the Vilas County News-Review I saw your father had passed away. I am very sorry for your loss. The funeral was over before I saw it in the paper, or I would have tried to make it down to Appleton to attend. Sorry I missed it. I always enjoyed your dad and every time I would see him in Phelps in the past years, he would always bring back memories of Sugar Maple Lake and all the fun we used to have. Those wonderful summers when we were so carefree, right? My mom has been gone 22 yrs. already and my dad 41 yrs. Very hard to believe how fast life goes by. I'll let my sister know also. Hugs and sympathy to all of you, Love, Jewel
Sandra & Daniel Vignali left a message on July 20, 2009:
Family of Rev. Dr. Petersen, It is with sadness that I read today in the Vilas Newspaper of Rev. Dr. Petersen's passing. I will miss receiving and reading his letters. His strong Christian Faith was inspiring to me. I first met Dr. Petersen while working at the Phelps Branch Bank about 4 years ago. I enjoyed waiting on him and hearing his talk of writing his last book, "The Cloud of God". I was able to share a photo with him of what appears to be Christ in some clouds. He so generously sent me a copy of the bound manuscript. It is awe inspiring and I hope & pray it is published soon. I have kept all of my correspondence with Rev. Petersen and would like to please know when "The Cloud of God" is published. Christ's Peace to All of You, Sandra (Sandy) Vignali 109 Cooks Run Dr. Iron River, MI 49935-8287
Rev. Mark Mischnick left a message on July 16, 2009:
Thank you Dr. Petersen, Rev. Brinkman and Faith Lutheran for such a beautiful Christian funeral service. Marge and I were thankful to be able to be present to celebrate and grieve with Lorman's family and friends. We only regret that we had such a short association with him and that we were unable to visit with him again these last years. We look forward to our reunion in heaven. In Christ our Savior's name, Rev. & Mrs. Mark R. Mischnick Hope Lutheran Church Land O' Lakes
Sherry Hoesly left a message on July 15, 2009:
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Petersen family. Pastor Petersen married us back in 1980 and he was such a special and gifted Pastor. My memories go back to when my father (Hank Bauer) built his home in Appleton and he would call and "chat" with whomever answered the phone before asking to talk "business" with my Dad. He was a blessing to all who knew him.
Pastor Gary & Jolene Albert left a message on July 15, 2009:
Dear Friends in Christ, We want to extend our deepest sympathy to all of you. Dr. Petersen was a most remarkable servant of God and a cherished friend and coworker. I first met Dr. Petersen as a student at Concordia Theological Seminary in Springfield, IL, in 1969. Later we served Hope Lutheran Church in Land O' Lakes, WI, from 1988-1992, where we reconnected with your parents. Both were regular summer worshipers at Hope along with numerous family members and seminary colleagues. Your parents were guests in our home and what wonderful times we had visiting, reminiscing, and listening to your father talk on so many topics of interest. What marvelous times we had with them. And how we loved and respected them so dearly. Later it was my privilege to serve several vacancies at Hope, so again we had the privilege of visiting with him. I was also privileged to speak at your Mom's funeral. Every summer we looked forward to seeing your Dad at Hope and in the northwoods. We just learned today of his going home to heaven,and hence we were not able to attend his funeral. Please be assured that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. We will miss his beautiful smile, his Christmas epistle, and kind notes and words of encouragement. What a remarkable man of God! May God grant you His comfort, peace, and hope as you await that joyful reunion in heaven. With kindest regards to all of you. Jolene and Gary Albert
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Rev. Harvey Kandler left a message on July 14, 2009:
Dear family: I knew Lorman through the St. Elizabeth Hospital volunteer Chaplaincy Program back in the 70's and 80's. We thank God for the meaningful, effective leadership of Lorman as a scholar, teacher, pastor, chaplain, and friend. His entire life was productive for the Lord and the Christian faith that he lived and taught. He understood that God has the last word, which is resurrection! The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want in death because He will raise me with all the saints in glory. I send my thanksgiving and love to you as a family as you grieve. May you grieve knowing that God will establish the work of His hands, heart, mind, and spirit. The Rev. Harvey Kandler United Church of Christ (retired) Kaukauna, Wisconsin
Mary Hensel left a message on July 14, 2009:
Joyce, I just wanted to let you and your family know you have my love, thoughts and prayers with you all at this time. Your father was an amazing man. And though it's been years since I had seen him, he had always made a lasting impression on me. And the fact that he and my father had the friendship they did, made him special to me also. I will keep you in my prayers. Mary Hensel
Linda Hughes left a message on July 13, 2009:
My heartfelt condolences to the entire family. God Bless
Holly Rusch-Clothier left a message on July 13, 2009:
Please accept my sincere sympathy. I was Rev. Petersen's audiologist here in Appleton for many years. He was such a wonderful man and I always enjoyed our chats. He will be missed.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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